The Nudnik File

Nudnik - n. U.S. colloq. Esp. in Jewish usage: a pestering, nagging, or irritating person

Thursday, March 10, 2005

              The Non-Arab Street
It seems that the "anti-war" groups are planning marches on the anniversary of the Iraq War. In this excellent article, Amir Taheri asks an excellent question about these "progressive" "peace advocates".
Why are so many Westerners, living in mature democracies, ready to march against the toppling of a despot in Iraq but unwilling to take to the streets in support of the democratic movement in the Middle East?

Is it because many of those who will be marching in support of Saddam Hussein this month are the remnants of totalitarian groups in the West plus a variety of misinformed idealists and others blinded by anti-Americanism?

Or is it because they secretly believe that the Arabs do not deserve anything better than Saddam Hussein?
|| Nudnik 3:03 PM
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